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Last updated: 22 November 2020
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Date:26-AUG-1987
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4J(UK) Phantom
Owner/operator:74 Squadron Royal Air Force (74 Sqn RAF)
Registration: ZE358
C/n / msn: 2689
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pant-y-Gwair, Trefenter, ten miles SE of Aberystwyth, Dyfed -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk (EGUW)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-US Navy F-4J Phantom BuAer No 155510. Delivered 13/12/1984. Written off 26/8/1987: Flew into a slight ridge at Pant-y-Gwair, ten miles SE of Aberystwyth, Dyfed during low level intercept practice with two other Phantoms. Both crew - Pilot Flight Lieutenant Ewan Holm MURDOCH and Navigator Flying Officer Jeremy Lindsey OGG - were killed. This incident was the only F-4J(UK) Phantom of 74 Squadron to be lost in operational service

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019205516/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_Phantom_RAF.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19870826_ze358.pdf
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_fighters/f4_21.html
4. https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/322682-phantom-f4j-crash-back-87-a.html
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1987.htm


Images:

Photo of ZE358 courtesy AirHistory.net


Wattisham (EGUW)
31 July 1987; (c) Jonathan Verschuuren

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Sep-2012 06:20 AvDb Added
28-May-2013 22:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
01-Aug-2013 16:34 tigerspook Updated [Aircraft type]
26-Feb-2014 15:10 Nepa Updated [Operator]
14-Nov-2014 02:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
14-Nov-2014 02:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Dec-2016 20:13 Anon. Updated [Location, Narrative]
17-Jun-2020 16:09 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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